Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army N/A GA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,100
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Arizona Technology Council Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Very Large Data Bases N/A CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Warrior Foundation Freedom Station N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Kepler Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Page SUM 477,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,800
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,720
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,200
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 103,970

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Place Called Home CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. TN Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Place to Turn Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
826LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
A Precious Child Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
AAUW Florida Supporting Foundation Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 216,900

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
New Schools Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,100
International Rescue Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Arizona Technology Council Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Very Large Data Bases United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Jefferson Union High School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Warrior Foundation Freedom Station United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Kepler Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Page SUM 477,850

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13280 records found.